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News this week that @R3CEV  and ar @IBM  working together raised eyebrows, since each entity has been on different sides since the early days of enterprise blockchain. re @IanAllison123orts 

This was truly the year of many firsts for crypto. As we come close to the end of 2020, we want to give recognition to the “Most Influential” people in crypto. Who you think made the most impact this year?

The story of @OKEx_  an @BitMEXdotcom  highlights the irony that an industry born with a decentralized ethos is dominated by centralized businesses, with centralized vulnerabil @NoelleInMadrid  #WeekendReadsies .

The XDC system, with its reliance on the U.K.’s mutual societies legal structure, shows that the core tenets of DeFi are actually centuries old, says @we_are_cordite  CEO @RjrCrook .

Now that the degen spirit has died down, founder Leighton Cusack believes the reputation @PoolTogether_  has built since launch will pay off. @BradyDale 

It puts forward the equivalent of a monetary Hippocratic oath – to pledge that any potential CBDC should “do no harm” to central banks’ monetary and financial stability mandates. @BCUnterlindau 

“It may simply be that’s what most people want to do with cryptocurrency at the moment, and the demand to move it around and transact is not as high,” said @jerrybrito . #paypal 

Our new podcast, On Purpose with Tyrone Ross, explores the world of crypto, for advisors and by advisors including @ReformedBroker , @callmethebear  and @asblumberg . Hosted by @TR401 , co-organizer of #bitcoinforadvisors . Listen every Tuesday and Thursday:


IN DEPTH: Nigerian banks financially marooned @feminist_co  when it used donations to fund nation-wide protests against police brutality. Now, the group is using #bitcoin  and @BtcpayServer  to help finance the #EndSars  movement. @AsILayHodling  reports

SCOOP: Fintech giant @PayPal  plans to offer direct sales of cryptocurrency to its 325 million users, according to three people familiar with the matter. @IanAllison123  reports

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has officially gone public with his belief cryptocurrency offers an improved alternative to conventional money.

"Let me just basically say how impressed I am by Ethereum, full stop, period." @CFTC  Chairman@CFTCspox  at . #investeth 

BREAKING: @Microsoft  is launching the first decentralized infrastructure implementation by a major tech company to be built directly on the bitcoin blockchain. Report by @La__Cuen 

BREAKING: In his first major comments on blockchain, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country should implement the technology across the economy, reports @wsfoxley .

JUST IN: has launched a debit card allowing U.K. and EU users to spend crypto directly from their exchange accounts.

NEW: @PayPal  has been granted New York's first ‘Conditional BitLicense’ for a partnership with @Bankchain  enabling its 325 million customers to buy, sell and hold cryptocurrencies. @NYDFS  #cryptomainstream  @IanAllison123eports 

JUST IN: @krakenfx  becomes first crypto exchange to become a US bank, winning approval Wednesday from the Wyoming Banking Board. @NathanAlec  reports

BREAKING: SEC Commissioner@HesterPeirce  has unveiled her proposal to create a safe harbor for crypto startups, allowing them three years to build out their networks before having to address federal securities laws. reports @nikhileshde